Heartwarming Video: Special Needs Cat Adoption

Grab a tissue before watching this heartwarming video from The Dodo.  A kindhearted couple has made it their mission to adopt special needs cats.

Members of this loving household include a sweet guy with a neurological condition that makes it hard to walk, a cat who lost her eyes to an infection, and another cat who was born with a cleft palate.

Just when they thought their family was complete, they added a fourth cat who’s missing an eye.  These sweet cats really do prove that cats are like potato chips…you just can’t stop at one!

 

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Oreo the Cat Saves Human Sibling from Rattlesnake

We love stories about heroic pets, and this news story about a brave black and white kitty from Florida proves that cats can give dogs a run for their money in the hero department.

The Love Meow website reports that Oreo is close to his whole human family, but especially bonded with his 10-year-old sister Jaiden.

Oreo was nearby when an eastern diamondback rattlesnake got close to Jaiden and other kids playing in the backyard.  Oreo began to act strangely, alerting the children to the snake.

Brave Oreo put himself between the snake and the kids as they retreated into the house.  Unfortunately, he was bitten in the leg and had to be taken to the vet for wound care, fluids, and antibiotics.

Oreo’s treatment is going well, and the family has him home again, relieved that he will not lose his leg.  Jaiden’s Christmas wish this year?  That her heroic best friend Oreo is happy and healthy!

 

Images:  Cyndi Anderson/Love Meow

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing all our friends a very Happy Thanksgiving holiday.  We are grateful to be able to help save the lives of beloved family pets … thanks to our wonderful veterinary partners…

…and generous friends and supporters.

A very Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends, near and far!

 

Meet New Zealand’s Adorable First Cat “Paddles”

Jacinda Ardern was sworn in as New Zealand’s new Prime Minister this week, making history as the world’s youngest female leader (she’s 37).  She’s also New Zealand’s youngest Prime Minister in 150 years and the third woman to lead the country.

Ardern’s adorable polydactyl cat Paddles is now causing a stir on social media.  She made her Twitter debut just a few days ago and already has thousands of followers.

For more on Paddles and other current first pets around the world, check out this BBC News article.  You can follow Paddles at @FirstCatofNZ.  As she says, “Have thumbs, will tweet!”